• Evernote icon

    Evernote

    Evernote is a cross-platform, freemium app designed for note taking, organizing, and archiving. The app allows users to create a "note" which can be a piece of formatted text, a full webpage or webpage excerpt, a...

    Freemium Mac Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone Blackberry ... Windows RT Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Apple Watch Android Wear Kindle Fire Pebble

    • Unlike Laverna, Evernote isn't free or open source, it doesn't work natively on Linux and doesn't support decent encryption. It also places your (often very) private data in a searchable format into the hands of a corporation who've been hacked before and who must give data to authorities when asked. If none of these bother you, then Evernote is a replacement for Laverna. JohnFastmanDec 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    Google Keep

    Google Keep has several features including color coding notes, inserting images, creating lists, geo-fencing, shareable notes, and search by color.

    Free Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone Chrome OS Android Tablet ... iPad Chrome Android Wear

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    Simplenote

    Simplenote is an easy way to keep notes, lists, ideas, and more. Your notes stay updated across all your devices. No buttons to press. It just works. Your notes are synced across your devices when you create, add to or change them. ...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android iPhone ... Android Tablet iPad Kindle Fire

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    • Simplenote is an intentionally minimalistic note-taking app hosted in the cloud free of charge. It is not encrypted by default, has no rich text options (no bold, italic, bulletpoints, checkboxes) and isn't able to accept pasted images either. It does have tagging and a decent search function and mobile support. Feature/privacy wise it's less than Laverna, but it's more polished at what it does. JohnFastmanDec 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Simpler than Laverna, but with free hosting. Simplenote essentially supports text-only notes, which you can label. Laverna is encrypted, supports including pictures, rich text, etc. JohnFastmanDec 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    Zim

    Zim brings the concept of a wiki to your desktop. Store information, link pages and edit with WYSISYG markup or directly typing some lightweight markup syntax and see it previewed as-you-type. Creating a new page is easy by either...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    Tomboy

    Have you ever felt the frustration at not being able to locate a website you wanted to check out, or find an email you found interesting, or remember an idea about the direction of the political landscape in post-industrial Australia?...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    TagSpaces

    TagSpaces is a multiplatform application, which allows you to manage and organize your local files with the help of tags.

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Self-Hosted ... Chrome Firefox

    • With TagSpaces you can create and edit notes in plain text, markdown and HTML. Venom88Oct 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • TagSpaces reads/saves files locally. You can sync those however you wish. It supports note taking (plain text and html), tagging (labels), text search, and works with many file formats. The basic version (which is v. good) is open source & free; advanced features cost a little. Not perfect, but excellent. JohnFastmanDec 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    wikidPad

    wikidPad is a Wiki-like notebook for storing your thoughts, ideas, todo lists, contacts, or anything else you can think of to write down. What makes wikidPad different from other notepad applications is the ease with which you can...

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    NixNote

    NixNote, formerly Nevernote, is an open source client for Evernote . It is written in Java so it will also run on Windows & OS-X, but the primary focus has been to try and get a usable environment for Linux. Features ...

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    Stickies

    Stickies is a PC utility written to replace Post-It-style notes left stuck to your monitor. The design goal behind Stickies is that the program is small and simple. Stickies will not mess with your system files, or write to the...

    Free Windows PortableApps.com

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    ResophNotes

    Very similar to Notational Velocity but for Windows. Features •Simple and fast notes on Windows •Sync online with Simplenote Support proxy (require HTTPS protocol) Optional Proxy username and password...

    Free Windows

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    KeepNote

    KeepNote: note-taking and organization. KeepNote is a note taking application that works on Windows, Linux, and MacOS X. With KeepNote, you can store your class notes, TODO lists, research notes, journal entries, paper outlines...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux PortableApps.com

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    • Discontinued No new releases since March 2012, but last version, 0.7.8, is still working and can be downloaded from the official website.
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    historious

    Historious saves a copy of web pages you bookmark, so that you can find pages youve bookmarked easily without needing to add words as tags which are already in the page text. Tags can still be added, and you can use the special tag...

    Freemium Web / Cloud

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    KeyNote NF

    KeyNote NF is a flexible, multi-featured tabbed notebook, based on Windows standard RichEdit control. It's always accessible with a single keypress, even if you work in another application. The basic idea in KeyNote NF is that...

    Open Source Windows

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    Notational Velocity

    Notational Velocity is a mouseless application for storing and retrieving notes. With Notational Velocity, searching for notes is not a separate action; rather, it is the primary interface. Searching encompasses all notes content...

    Open Source Mac

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    • Notational Velocity is Mac-only and local (not cloud based). Also doesn't offer encryption. Laverna is cross-platform, offers encryption and cloud sync. Although the sync isn't very flexible/well done/problem free. JohnFastmanDec 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    UnMHT

    UnMHT adds MHT file reading/writing support to Firefox. MHT (MHTML, RFC2557) is the webpage archive format to store HTML and images, CSS into single file. UnMHT provides following features: * Save webpage as MHT file. * Save...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Firefox

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    Leanote

    Leanote is an open source cloud notebook. Everyone familiar with Golang and mongodb are welcome to contribute code to it! Leanote provide services for note and blog. You can use "note" as your personal notebook, if you want...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

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    Piggydb

    Piggydb is a Web notebook application that provides you with a platform to build your knowledge personally or collaboratively. With Piggydb, you can create highly structured content by connecting knowledge fragments to each other to...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Self-Hosted

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    Gruik

    Well, Gruik is for you if... - You take a lot of notes (post-it, gists, evernote, blog entries, .txt on your desktop (Oh you know what I mean)...) - You want to "Bring You Own Server" (later, a free hosted version will...

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

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    Oinker

    Oinker looks like a plain chat program on the surface, but it allows you to save the specified messages (called ‘oinks’ in Oinker) on the spot, and more importantly, it allows you to connect the messages in an infinite number of ways...

    Free Web / Cloud

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    MyTetra

    MyTetra is open source and cross platform personal manager for information accumulation. It is powerful program for data memorization and structuring notes. .

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    nvALT

    nvALT is a fork of the original Notational Velocity with some additional features and interface modifications by Brett Terpstra and ElasticThreads. NVALT ADDITIONAL FEATURES Auto-pairing and selection wrapping for brackets and...

    Open Source Mac

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    nvPY

    nvPY is a note-taking tool inspired by Notational Velocity, nvALT and ResophNotes. It syncs with simplenote, and runs on Linux, Windows and OSX.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Annotary

    Annotary is the easiest way to remember what you read and research online and share it with colleagues. Using our bookmarking and annotation tools, you can create an easily accessible repository of all your research for yourself and...

    Free Personal Web / Cloud Safari

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    ColorNote

    ColorNote is a simple notepad app. It give you a quick and simple notepad editing experience when you write notes, email, message, shopping lists and todo lists. ColorNote makes taking a note easier than any other notepad apps. ...

    Free Android Android Tablet

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    AllMyNotes Organizer

    AllMyNotes Organizer is a multi-functional hierarchical information manager for Windows. Store all your Notes in virtual folders in one file! Everyone is unique so AllMyNotes Organizer offers freedom of individualizing your...

    Freemium Windows

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    GNotes

    GNotes is an Android notepad/notebook that can synchronize with Google GMail. GNotes is a notepad design in mind for easy note-taking. What it do is to help you taking notes easily on mobile phone and sync all of your notes with...

    Freemium Web / Cloud Android iPhone Chrome

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    Drafts

    Drafts, where text starts on iOS. Quickly capture text and send it almost anywhere! The most flexible note taking app on iOS is ready for iOS 7! Drafts is the quick, easy way to capture and share text. In Drafts, text comes first –...

    Commercial iPhone iPad

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    BasKet

    A note taking application for KDE. Lots of features. This multi-purpose note-taking application helps you to: * Easily take all sort of notes * Collect research results and share them * Centralize your project data and...

    Open Source Linux BSD

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Laverna Comments

Couldn't make it work

Comment by geraldhawkins
about Laverna Sep 2016

I downloaded, followed the installation instructions, but I could not make it connect to dropbox. It greyed out the connect button. Then I tried to create folders for notes. That action would not complete, either. Removing.

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Could end up great 1 Helpful

Comment by ruskelljd
about Laverna Sep 2016

This software definately has potential to be great but great right now it is not. Right now it has sync problems and it doesn't seem like the developers are working on it. The web app works great but the computer based app have issues. I like it and I have some stuff in it but right now I don't feel that I can put my trust in it to put something that is important to me. A project like this could end up being awesome but on the other hand they could decide to abandon it tomorrow.

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Very interesting alternative to EverNote

Positive Comment by simsub
about Laverna and Evernote Jul 2016

the feature i most like is the fact of being able to host your own server/service and so store your private notes
the built-in security layers are also great

wonder how good the sharing tools are, i.e. capacities to share notes via email & co. Could it be collaborative as well?
notice the specific usage of chars for formatting the text, pretty simple, just not wysiwyg as for Evernote, even if the latter has lots of bugs for the formatting
last point is about its usage on mobile devices, especially smartphone, does it fit well?

must try i guess.
feedback welcome!

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only in your browser

Comment by LordMax
about Laverna Jun 2016

It works weel but only in one browser

You can't sync your notes beetween two device

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!

Positive Comment by redbatton87
about Laverna Apr 2016

Now gaining popularity.

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